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ALLIANCE CLOSE-OUT REPORT
 
 KANSAS CITY AREA OFFICE
 
 EXCELSIOR SPRINGS JOB CORPS CENTER ALLIANCE
 
 October 15, 2009

  1. Alliance Background

    Date Signed: June 27, 2008

    Date Renewed: Not Applicable

    Alliance Overview:

    OSHA Kansas City Area Office and the Excelsior Springs Job Corps Center (Job Corps) intend to establish a collaborative relationship to provide Job Corps students, instructors and other stakeholders affiliated with Job Corps operations with information, guidance and access to training resources that will help them protect employees’ health and safety, particularly in reducing and preventing exposure to occupational hazards faced by young workers.

    Implementation Team Members:

    Dan Corcoran, Assistant Area Director, OSHA Kansas City Area Office
    Diane Gonzalez, Business and Community Liaison, Excelsior Springs Job Corps Center

    Evaluation Period:

    June 27, 2008 – June 26, 2009
     
  2. Implementation Team Meetings

    Although there have been no formal meetings, several informal telephone conversations and emails between the implementation team members were held during the early stages of the partnership. These informal communications were to discuss potential training opportunities.
     
  3. Activities and Products

    Alliance Activity:

    Training and Education

    • April 18, 2008 Luncheon with Job Corps Industry Council and preliminary discussions held with management to get an alliance going.
    • June 27, 2008 Alliance Signing with Area Director, Assistant Area Director, Job Corps facility Vice President, and two Job Corps Directors.
    • September 25, 2008 Meeting to discuss training with facility President, VP, and two Directors.
    • October 21, 2008 Luncheon with Job Corps Industry Council to discuss ongoing activities with the Industry Council. Discussed upcoming alliance with various participants.
    • On February 10, 2009, the Kansas City Area Office Assistant Area Director participated in the Jobs Corps Community Relations Council luncheon to learn about Job Corps activities and to identify ways to aide in safety and health training activities. These periodic luncheons are a gathering of Job Corps stakeholders and business community associates.
    • On April 21, 2009, the Kansas City Area Office Assistant Area Director attended a luncheon where the Jobs Corps gave a presentation on how their organization can help the business community maintain their production in offices and manufacturing plants.
  4. Results

    During this evaluation period, the OSHA Kansas City Area Office Area Director or Assistant Area Director participated and attended two Job Corps Community Relations Council luncheons to learn Job Corps activities and identify safety and health training needs.
     
    Type of Activity (Conference, Training, Print and Electronic Distribution, etc.) Number of Individuals Reached or Trained
    April 18, 2008 Luncheon with Job Corps Industry Council   52
    June 27, 2008 Alliance Signing   5
    September 25th, 2008 Meeting to discuss training   47
    October 21, 2008 Luncheon with Job Corps Industry Council   53
    February 10, 2009 Luncheon with Job Corps Industry Council   46
    April 21, 2009 Luncheon with Job Corps Industry Council   46
    TOTAL   249

    During the September 25th meeting, Job Corps requested the OSHA Kansas City Area Office’s assistance in providing the OSHA 10-Hour Outreach Training Courses to students. During the requested time frame, the Area Office lacked the staff resources to provide the course but indicated that the area office could begin providing resources by late November or early December due to the main training provider being on medical leave for a month due to surgery. Following this, the Job Corps failed to return subsequent phone and email messages related to setting up opportunities to provide training to Job Corps students and teachers. The Assistant Area Director, however, was still asked to attend Industry Council meetings, where he continued to express an interest in helping out with training.
     
  5. Upcoming Milestones

    With the lack of communication and commitment from the Job Corps Center to provide OSHA an opportunity to move forward with the key intent of the alliance - that being OSHA playing a role in training students and Job Corps instructors - the OSHA Kansas City Area Office is terminating the Alliance as of June 26, 2009.


Report Prepared by: Jacalyn Wheeler, Region VII Program Analyst

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